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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Ryan

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We now have more than 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team.

Employee Profile – Kelly Ryan

Kelly has been working at Evolutions for a little over a year now.  Prior to working with us, she accumulated over 5 years of experience working as an aesthetician in spas in the Bay Area and Hawaii.  She is also a CIDESCO certified aesthetician. CIDESCO is an internationally-recognized certification program that entails receiving over 1500 hours of advanced training at a CIDESCO accredited institution and successfully passing a rigorous examination.  Her knowledge of the skin is exemplary and we are thrilled to have Kelly as part of the Evolutions team! 

  1.   What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

Prior to working at Evolutions I worked at a spa on Hawaii island. 🙂

  1. What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I love how Evolutions is like a big family.  Everyone is so kind. I’m so happy to work here!

  1.   What is your favorite treatment to perform? Why?

My favorite treatment to perform is the Oxygen Facial with a Flash Peel add-on.  Your skin is “glowy”, hydrated, and looks and feels amazing! 

  1. What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Everything is so amazing, but if I had to choose, I’d say the Warm Oil Massage and the DNA Facial. 

  1. What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

DNA Citrus Burst Cleanser.  It’s non-drying, great for all skin types, natural, and has a refreshing smell. 

  1. What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower.  – William Blake

  1. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I love singing in the car. 

  1.   What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I like being outdoors, either at the beach or going on hikes.  I also love photography.

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If you love Kelly as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Employee Spotlight: Kaelani Acosta

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30!

They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.

Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team.

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Employee Profile – Kaelani Acosta

Kaelani has been at Evolutions for just over 2 years now.  Prior to working with us, she accumulated a variety of work experience including sales at a cosmetics company and being an administrative assistant for a high-end construction company.  She is also a licensed aesthetician so she is very knowledgeable about both skin care and make-up. (Next time you see her be sure to ask about your home care regimen!) We are happy to have Kaelani with us!

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

One of my most memorable jobs was working at LUSH Cosmetics. It was a lot of fun being interactive and hands on with customers. It was a great place to work at because it taught me a lot about ingredients and the importance of using high-quality ingredients in skincare products. Not to mention having a surplus of bath bombs was always a nice perk! 

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I love working at Evolutions because of the relationships I have with patients, clients, and my co-workers. Everyone that works here genuinely likes one another which creates a harmonious work environment.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I actually have three favorite treatments! You can never go wrong with the Revitalizing Oxygen Facial, I mean who doesn’t want a facial that leaves you instantly glowing, more sculpted looking, and hydrated! Laser Hair Removal has also been a big game changer for me since it makes showering a breeze and allows me to not have to think twice about putting on a tank-top. Lastly, I credit the Alpha-Beta Peel for helping reverse all the sun damage I got at the beach when I was a kid.  

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

My go-to skincare product is the Nia24 Rapid Exfoliating Serum. Hands down it’s the best product we carry in my opinion; especially if you’re trying to combat minor blemishes, shrink your pore size, reduce hyperpigmentation, and make your skin feel baby soft all while keeping your skin feeling hydrated.  It contains Nia24’s patented Pro-Niacin molecule that helps strengthens and nourish the skin’s barrier and has been clinically proven to visibly improve skin tone, texture, dark spots, sun spots, and discoloration. It also contains willow bark, rose bud, and prickly pear. This whole skincare line is perfect for anyone that lives in Southern California and enjoys the sun. 

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

“The rule of thumb is you never take action when there is negative emotion within you because it will always be counterproductive. Always talk to yourself until you feel better and then follow the inspired action that comes from that open valve.”- Abraham Hicks 

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Although my name is Hawaiian, I am not! Feel free to ask why I was named Kaelani and what it means.   

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If you love Kaelani as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Employee Spotlight: Stefani Wittmayer

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. 


Employee Spotlight– Stefani Wittmayer

Stefani has been at Evolutions for just over 2 years now.  Prior to working with us, she received a bachelor’s degree at UCSB, worked for a local design firm, and worked at the Spa at the El Encanto, providing her an excellent base to be an extremely valuable member of our front desk staff.  Stefani is very knowledgeable about our products and services and is always willing to take the time answer clients’ questions (and she does so thoroughly, accurately, and articulately). We are lucky to have her on the team!

What do you like about working at Evolutions?   My favorite part of working here at Evolutions would be the awesome women I work alongside!  The support I receive from them daily is greatly appreciated.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done? The oxygen facial is incredible.  If you’re ever looking to treat yourself….Oxygen Facial!  Your skin glows for days after!

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why? I am a huge believer in the Obagi Clenziderm MD products.  One of my favorite products from the line is the “Pore Therapy” which is a salicylic-based toner.  I feel it truly makes your skin look porcelain, especially when combined with the “Obagi Daily Care Foaming Cleanser”.  I never go anywhere without these two products.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom? “You are your own refuge”  – derived from a Buddhist quote. 

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I have a true passion for art and design.  You’ll often find me at the beach collecting driftwood for various pieces I’m designing for my home. 

What do you like to do in your free time? Anything beach-related.  From paddle-boarding, to kayaking, and hopefully surfing at some point!  Currently accepting applications for surf instructors. 🙂  

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If you love Stefani as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Employee Spotlight: Brittney Meyer, Aesthetician

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees. When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be. Each month we are featuring two employees to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. 

Employee Spotlight – Brittney Meyer, Aesthetician

Brittney has been working with Evolutions for about a year and a half.  Her prior experience was at Burke Williams in LA and at Sephora. One of the best things about Brittney is that she is always looking to improve herself.  In addition to being an excellent aesthetician, Brittney is also in the process of earning her Massage Therapist license (so the hand/arm/facial massage that she gives in her facial treatments is superb!)

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)? When I first moved to Los Angeles, I needed a job quickly so I started working for a company that did catering for movie sets/photoshoots.  I drove all across LA, sometimes getting to sets before sunrise to set up meals. I got to see a lot of comedians on set like Seth Rogan, Michael Cera, Timothy Meadows, Will Forte, etc.  It was funny because I had not been in LA for even a month and I was already working on sets with all of these people I had watched in movies and on television. People back home always ask if I’ve seen anyone famous (which is silly), but I could always say I had seen someone new!  

What do you like about working at Evolutions? My favorite part about working at Evolutions is the people.  The team genuinely cares about one another and I love that we get the opportunity to spend time outside of work with events too.  Our clients are also so fantastic! It is such a pleasure to come to work every day.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why? The Deluxe Oxygen Facial.  Most people in Southern California have skin that is pretty dehydrated on the surface level.  This facial plumps up the skin with different weights of hyaluronic acid to boost moisture and superficial fine lines.  

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done? The Salt Stone Glow is amazing!  Being an Aesthetician, I am all about exfoliation!  With this treatment your body gets exfoliated and then massaged by warm stones.

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why? Tizo SPF, hands down!  It’s so hard to pick just 1 home care product, but I used this product years before I came to Evolutions.  The reason many folks forego sunscreen is because they can’t find a formula that isn’t too chalky or greasy and Tizo is creamy matte and a dream!!  

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom? The poem Wild Geese by Mary Oliver:

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I love to scuba dive!  I am Master certified (Naui), but it’s been awhile since I’ve done it.

What do like to do in your free time? I love to go to the beach, hike, and watch movies.    

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If you love Brittney as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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APRIL EVENT – FILLERS 101

FILLERS 101

Wednesday, May 1st

6:30 – 8:30pm   

Learn the FASTEST Route to Looking 10 Years Younger!

Santa Barbara Day Spa April Event

Do you want to look 10 years younger? Come see if fillers are right for you!

  • Dermal fillers (i.e., Radiesse) contain naturally occurring substances in your body and are used to “fill wrinkles” (or any depression) in the skin.
  • They are also used to enhance other areas of the face (i.e., lips or cheeks).
  • Learn about the amazing Layered Liquid Lift. It is possible to take off 10 years in about 2 hours!
  • Learn about our new Hand Volumizing Treatments, the easiest way to restore a youthful look to your hands.
  • See Dr. Perkins perform a live filler demonstration – a rare opportunity!

Attendees will receive $100 off a Radiesse Hands package and/or each individual syringe purchased.  You will also be entered into a raffle to win a free syringe of Radiesse (a $675 value). 

Attendees will also be eligible for a great raffle. Refreshments will be provided.

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Don’t Miss This Great Event! 

Call us to RSVP 

Phone: 805-695-2210

Seating is limited

EVENT LOCATION:
350 Chapala Street Suite 103 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

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Employee Spotlight: Areli Pineda

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. This month we are highlighting our lead housekeeper, Areli Pineda, along with one of our Physician Assistants, Kara Georgiadis, PA-C

Employee Profile – Areli Pineda Lead Housekeeper

Santa Barbara Day Spa Housekeeper Areli Areli was the lead housekeeper for many years at Avia Day Spa and came aboard with Evolutions back in 2013 when we took over the old Avia space and launched Evolutions Day Spa.  We are lucky to have her! She leads our crew of three housekeepers and ensures that the facility is spotless and we have clean towels, sheets, and robes ready at all times for our day spa clients.  We frequently hear that people are impressed with how clean the spa is, which is a direct testament to our hardworking housekeeping team.

  1.    What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

An unusual job I’ve had was working as a painter (for about two weeks!)  

  1.    What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I like the relaxing and calm atmosphere.  The owners and my co-workers are all nice and kind people.  

  1.    What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

I like all the treatments, but my favorite is the Vichy shower.  

  1.    What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

All of the products here are very good.  

  1.    What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength – Philippians 4:13 So in everything, treat others as you want them to treat you. – Matthew 7:12

  1.    What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

That I am a grandma!

  8.  What do like to do in your free time?

I like to play piano.    

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If you love Areli as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Employee Spotlight: Kara Georgiadis

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. This month we are highlighting one of our Physician Assistants, Kara Georgiadis, PA-C, and our lead housekeeper, Areli Pineda.

Employee Profile – Kara Georgiadis, PA-C

Kara is originally from Florida but moved out to California a few years ago.  We are glad she did! She is a PA and comes from an Orthopedics background, where her clinical and surgical experience in that field gave her a great knowledge base to start into aesthetics.  Though she is our newest medical clinician, she has quickly developed a loyal following with her sweet personality, her medical acumen, and her natural technical skills as an aesthetic clinician.  

  1. What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I worked as a fitness consultant for Florida State University while I pursued my B.S. degree. Health and fitness will always be a passion of mine.

  1. What do you like about working at Evolutions?  

I love my coworkers and my patients. Aesthetics is a very unique area of medicine. We are able to establish great relationships with our patients and they actually want to come in for their treatments!    

  1. What is your favorite treatment to perform? Why?

I really enjoy all the treatments we offer, but my favorite is the FotoFacial. Patients that struggle with hyperpigmentation and diffuse redness really benefit from the FotoFacial procedure. I love seeing the overall improvement after my patients complete a FotoFacial series.  

  1. What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done?

Laser hair removal. Why spend time shaving unnecessary hair?

  1. What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why?

The one product that every patient can benefit from is a retinol or Retin-A (prescription strength). This medication is beneficial for rhytids (wrinkles), pigmentation, acne, and overall improvement of skin texture. Retin-A has been extensively studied and is the first line therapy for patients who desire treatment for photoaging. I love this product!

  1. What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom?

Life is made of half illusion, forty percent confusion whatever’s left I’m using to keep myself from losing.

  1. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

I recently went skydiving! The interesting thing is that I am afraid of heights, but I like activities that take me outside of my comfort zone. Doing activities like skydiving helps me overcome my fears and allows me to appreciate the power of my thoughts. I thought I would hate skydiving, but I actually really enjoyed it.

  1. What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy all outdoor activities with family and friends. My favorite sports are volleyball and snowboarding. It is wonderful that I can do both here in California!  I was an assistant coach for a high school basketball team.

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If you love Kara as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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Santa Barbara Day Spa Skin Brightening and FotoFacial Event

Brighten Up – Spring Is Here!

Join us at this month’s event

Wednesday, March 27th
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Are you concerned about sun damage, age spots or skin pigmentation?  Start on the path to clear, bright skin by learning about:

  • Innovative medical treatments and packages to reduce unwanted pigmentation
  • Therapeutic home care that can brighten your skin little by little every day!

In addition to the great information shared at this event, we will be offering attendees a 20% discount on the following products and services:

  • FotoFacial Series
  • FotoPeel Series
  • FotoFacial Genesis Package
  • Chemical Peels (individual or series)
  • OBAGI skin care products
  • Other skin lightening products

Attendees will also be eligible for a great raffle. Refreshments will be provided.

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Don’t Miss This Great Event! 

Seating is limited – Call us at (805) 687-0212 to RSVP

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Santa Barbara Day Spa Upgrades and Remodel Discount

Day Spa Upgrades and Remodel Discount

Vichy Shower at Evolutions Spa Santa Barbara
Vichy Shower Room at Evolutions

We will be giving our beloved Vichy Shower room a facelift this month.  The remodel/refresh will take a week, from Monday, March 25th until Monday, April 1st.  Due to the demolition noise, we will be closing the Day Spa from Monday through Wednesday.  The setting of the tile will not be as loud of a process, so we are going to partially open the Day Spa between Thursday, March 28th through Saturday, March 30th.  During those three days, we will be offering all Day Spa clients a 30% off “remodel discount”  

Operations on the medical spa side will not be affected during this process.

Call today (805) 695-2160 – appointment times are limited!

* All of the above offers cannot be combined with any other offer or discount.

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Employee Spotlight: Nancy Moharram

What really makes Evolutions special is our wonderful employees.  When we started Evolutions Medical Spa back in 2005 we had 5 employees.  We are now up to 30! They are all great people and they work very hard everyday to make your experience with Evolutions the best it can be.  We are starting this feature to let you know a little bit more about the people that make up the Evolutions’ team. This month we are highlighting one of our Physician Assistants, Nancy Moharram, and one of our Aestheticians, Liz Groom.

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Employee Profile – Nancy Moharram PA-C

Nancy has been working with Evolutions for almost 3 years now.  She comes from a Dermatology background and has a high level of expertise on the skin and skin issues (everything from acne to skin cancer).  This knowledge helps her to be an amazing aesthetic clinician and is appreciated not only by her clients, but also everyone at Evolutions. Nancy also has a great sense of humor and keeps all of us laughing every day she is here.

What is the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had (prior to Evolutions)?

I was an assistant coach for a high school basketball team.

What do you like about working at Evolutions?

I like my co-workers, they are all friendly and easy to work with. It’s also nice to work in a calming spa setting.

What is your favorite treatment to perform?  Why?

Fotofacial because it is very challenging to determine the best treatment setting for each client. The results are amazing when the settings are just right.

What is your preferred treatment at Evolutions to have done? 

Dysport because it turns my frown upside down.

What is your #1 home care product sold at Evolutions?  Why? 

Obagi C – clarifying serum. It effectively lightens brown sun spots and it also has an antioxidant that brightens the skin.

What is your favorite quote / mantra / words of wisdom? 

Life is made of half illusion, forty percent confusion whatever’s left I’m using to keep myself from losing.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 

I was born in Newfoundland, Canada.

What do you like to do in your free time? 

I like to exercise, watch sports, cook and read.

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If you love Nancy as much as we do, let her know by sharing a testimonial on YELP or GOOGLE. We’ll read your review to all of our employees at our next staff meeting.

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